burt wolf

Burt Wolf, an internationally syndicated television journalist and prolific public television host, provides an overview of the area and its history, then introduces the people, architecture, art, culture, food and tourist attractions of some of the world's most interesting locations. His relaxed, personable and irreverent style makes the episodes both informative and entertaining.

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Great Art Undiscovered

Burt travels through Europe and the United States looking at the history of great artists who were never appreciated during their lifetime. Vincent Van Gogh lived at the end of the 1800s and during his life sold one or two paintings. These days, a single work by Van Gogh goes for over $100 million dollars. Same for Van Gogh's friend, Paul Gauguin. Ignored during his life, now his works sell for over $ 300 million a painting. Burt talks about his desire to become a painter or photographer and how his need to pay the rent ended that plan.

  • 2019-07-18T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-18T11:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-20T01:00:00-07:00
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How to Sell The Art You Create

Burt learns how painters, sculptures, photographers and other artists can use a non-profit organization to bring their work to the attention of the public. He traces the success of two artists, one in Europe and one in the United States and how they used the internet to gain access to the art market with being represented by a major gallery. He shows us how to use the internet to present our own works and why the idea of being an unknown artist might be coming to an end.

  • 2019-07-23T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-25T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-27T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-27T11:00:00-07:00
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A Short Guide to Cellphone Safety

Burt takes a quick look at the history of communication from the cavemen to the alphorn, to the telephone and finally the cellphone. He traces how the cellphone has changed his work and family life as he travels around the world. He also tracks down a series of stories in the United States and Europe that suggests that the cellphone may not be as safe as most of us thought. He meets with experts in England, Italy, France and the United States to find out how we can deal with the problems that are emerging.

  • 2019-07-30T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-01T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-03T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-03T11:00:00-07:00
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Travel and the Danger of Radio Frequency Radiation

As Burt and his family travel around the world they are constantly confronted with the newest advances in wireless communication. Cellphones, pads, computers, earphones, and sleep monitors were well-known to him. But in Hong Kong he saw a Jump Rope connect to a mobile app. A doctor in New York suggested a wireless blood pressure monitor. In Chicago he saw a wireless device to improve your posture and a friend's house in Florida has a wireless smart water controller.

  • 2019-08-06T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-08T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-10T01:00:00-07:00
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Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part One

We discover the history of deep sea sport fishing and why the Palm Beaches of Florida became the world epicentre of the sport. We learn why people like Ernest Hemingway and the Lone Ranger were attracted to the sport. We visit with the slightly dysfunctional family that invented the sport fishing boat and see how those boats and the family have changed over the years.

  • 2019-08-13T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-08-15T01:00:00-07:00
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